Streaming a channel direct to viewers
Pearl-2 is ready to stream content directly to viewers on the local network using the default streaming settings as soon as you've powered on the system and configured a channel. Just choose the live broadcast method that's right for your viewers. They can tune into the stream and watch using their favorite web browser or media player.
Publishing options for streaming direct to viewers on the local network
|Publishing Options||Use this option to...|
|HTTP or HTTPS||
Viewers on the same local network as Pearl-2 can access the Live broadcast URL using a web browser on the local network and are instantly connected.
Viewers can also choose to use their favorite media player to watch the stream on the local network. They just need the URL for any of the other supported streaming methods (like FLV or MPEG-TS) to watch using their media player.
Use these direct streaming methods for only a small number of viewers because each viewer uses the full stream bandwidth and consumes resources on Pearl-2. For more information about using an HTTP stream, see Share a live broadcast stream (HTTP, HTTPS or RTSP).
|RTSP||Viewers can copy and paste the URL of the RTSP stream into a media player and watch the stream on the local network. For more information about using RTSP streaming, see Share a live broadcast stream (HTTP, HTTPS or RTSP).|
|HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) pull||
Stream live over the standard HTTP port 80, making it possible to cross firewalls and proxies that are normally accessible to other HTTP traffic and facilitates conte nt delivery to CDNs. If HTTPS is configured on Pearl-2, traffic from port 80 is redirected to port 443. See Enable HLS (pull) for details.
There is approximately a 30 second delay when streaming using HLS.
To stream video outside your LAN using the channel's HTTP/HTTPS or RTSP URLs, you must configure port forwarding on your router. Consult with your Network Administrator.
To set up Pearl-2 for direct streaming to viewers, see: